Monday, April 30, 2007

Here's to Emma, Helper of the Day...

(That's a song my brother's kindergarten class used to sing, and it's become part of our family's customary repertoire.)

We've been working hard now that Emma's 3 to have FHE EVERY week, especially since Jeff is out of work and we have a little more time together. Today Emma gave her first lesson. (She volunteered.) She came up with the topic herself. "We think about Jesus in Sacrament Meeting." After our opening prayer and calendar time, we talked about how we need to behave in Sacrament Meeting and why, that we think about Jesus when we take the bread and water, that we don't have toys or food in Sacrament Meeting because it's a special time, and that Jesus loves us and we like to listen to the talks and learn about Jesus and Heavenly Father. She led the discussion. It was totally awesome. Then we sang some hymns, and had a closing prayer and ice cream. I am amazed at how that little child can process adult concepts and at her pure love and solid testimony. She's a great kiddo, and we're very proud of her and love her very much.

6 comments:

txmommy said...

what a fun first!

Awesome Mom said...

How fun! Evan is not quite there yet so often we watch short church videos and explain them. He got pretty excited when we told him that Thomas S. Monson was talking until he realized that this Thomas was not a train.

Guinevere Meadow said...

From the mouths of babes. :)

For those of us who are not LDS, what's FHE?

Anne/kq said...

Oh! Family Home Evening. :)

Mean Mommy said...

Very sweet. I should probably get around to letting my kids give a lesson...

Suzanne said...

How sweet! I'm amazed how much kids pick up on when they're little. They're like little sponges. Great job writing down this memory so you can enjoy it years from now! :)